A trial has found that patients whose systolic BP was kept below 120 mmHg had their risk for heart attack, heart failure or stroke reduced by 24 per cent, and their risk of death lowered by 27 per cent.

Unexpected results from a major clinical trial published last night mean thousands of Irish patients with hypertension will benefit from having their (...)

The Martin Roundabout on the east of Galway city where a car containing the body of a man was discovered obscured by bushes. File photograph: Google Street View

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses after the body of man was found in a car obscured by bushes in a roundabout. The discovery was made after a passeng(...)

Researchers at Galway university hospital followed up 118 morbidly obese patients after gastric bypass surgery and found long-term health benefits.  File photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Thousands of Irish patients could have their life expectancy significantly increased and chronic diseases reversed following obesity surgery, new rese(...)

The radiotherapy sensor test set-up.

One in every three Irish people will develop cancer at some stage during their lifetimes with 30,000 new cases of the illness being diagnosed here, on(...)

Mary McNicholas of Cloonkedagh Road, Kiltimagh, Co Mayo pictured leaving the Four Courts  after her High Court action for damages. Photograph: Courts Collins

A woman who sued for damages over a hysterectomy operation has lost her High Court action. Mary McNicholas claimed she was in constant pain and missed(...)

 The Blackrock Clinic, Co Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A company that obtained a €2.8 million judgment against Joseph Sheehan and John Flynn, two of the main shareholders in Dublin’s Blackrock Clinic, has (...)

Mary McNicholas, a mother of two, told the High Court she is in constant pain and has missed out on key family events since she had a hysterectomy. Photograph: Courts Collins

A woman who claims she suffers “chronic pain” and has difficulty walking after a hysterectomy operation has sued for damages.Mary McNicholas, a mother(...)

The Clayton Hotel in Ballybrit, Co Galway, is one of two hotels acquired by Dalata

Ireland’s biggest hotel operator Dalata has acquired the Clayton Hotel and Whites Hotel in Wexford for €31.7 million in cash, the group confirmed on W(...)

The Hermitage Clinic, which is  co-owned by Larry Goodman (above) and developer Seán Mulryan, last year increased its pretax profit by 4 per cent to €2.66 million. Photograph: Alan Betson

Pretax profits at a private hospital co-owned by Larry Goodman and developer Seán Mulryan last year increased by 4 per cent to €2.66 million.Accounts (...)

“Disruptive innovation, which entails radical service reconfiguration and deep cultural reform, will require expertise in managing complex change and courageous leadership by all interested groups. It will not all come down to James Reilly.” Photograph: University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust /PA Wire

For the sixth year in a row pre-budget political tensions and pubic dismay at the announced “hits”crystalise a central challenge for Irish society: ho(...)